Lovely Summertime…

“Summertime and the living is easy…”

-Ira Gershwin

There is something about the extreme South Carolina heat that seems to slow down the pace of life during the dog days of summer. I’m not complaining a bit as we are still adjusting to life with a two month old. Big sister, however, is still full of energy and looking for activities.

Luckily, she has stayed busy attending the summer session at her school where each week is a different, creative theme- pirates, space, sharks- sprinkled with field trips and water days.

Additionally, Eloise has participated in the summer programs at Hammond School. Since she’ll be attending Pre-k there in the fall, I wanted her to get comfortable on campus. In June, she lived out her princess dreams at Frozen camp, and she’ll be back this month for Little Hawks Cheer Camp.

Hammond offers a variety of camps for ages three through adult ranging from arts to athletics to academic prep. In addition to focused camps, there is also Hawk Ridge day camp where each day is a new adventure. Click here for a full listing of options. And just for Little Lovely readers, use promo code: HS2019 when you register for a discount!

We have beat the heat by getting out of town a bit. Our annual family beach week in Litchfield, SC, was the perfect place to celebrate the 4th, and baby got to dip her toes in the ocean for the first time. And this week, we head to Amelia Island for more fun in the sun.

Back in town, we’ve escaped the hot afternoons with regular trips to Edventure Children’s Museum, the Richland Library and movies. Eloise joined her grandmother last week for a very special experience. A regular volunteer at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital, my mother in law took Eloise to help out at a luau for patients where the Gamecocks Men’s Basketball Team visited. The picture below even graced the front page of The State’s sports page yesterday.

We’re soaking in the lovely summer moments while we can before the school year routine takes over. Here’s to watching lightning bugs in the yard past bedtime, poolside bathing suit dinners, family adventures and lots of memory making.

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